Solved A DOS Command to Empty the Recycle Bin in XP

April 7, 2012 at 11:32:54
Specs: Windows XP
I have a batch file that cleans up disk space to include \downloads and \temp. I would like to add the Recycle Bin as well, but cannot find the name of it in X-P. I did a Tree command on C:, but there is no mention of any directory called recycle* anything.

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April 7, 2012 at 11:34:57

Try this program. You won't need batch files.

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April 7, 2012 at 12:06:57
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The recycle bin in all modern versions of Windows is a hidden folder and not intended for direct access. Any deletion or modification of it's contents other than through the documented interfaces is strongly discouraged and likely to cause corruption.

There may be a command line tool to empty the recycle bin but I am not aware of any. Do not attempt to modify it's contents yourself.

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April 7, 2012 at 13:03:27
DOS Command a no-no, you have no DOS in XP. it is NT Command Prompt, this site lists both Commands and Syntax:

cleanmgr is what you need in NT Command Prompt

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